Paramedic (United Nations DPKO) , West Arica

Employer: United Nations
Location: Mali Bamako

Closing: 30 June 2016
Job Opening Number: 62283


Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Medical Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Paramedic will be based in Bamako and reports to the Deputy and /or Chief Medical Officer.Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Paramedic will be responsible for the following duties:

Emergency medical assistance:
Is member of the mission’s Emergency Response Team, providing emergency assistance to patients and working as a first responder; Identifies and plans clinic’s material, supplies and equipment requirement and raises requisitions accordingly; Liaise with Procurement and the Supply Sections to establish essential contracts for the mission; In collaborations with the supervisor, coordinate medical evacuations and cooperate with the Medical Services Division in United Nations Headquarter New York, and receiving facilities in home countries; Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation; advises the administration on the requirement for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed; Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members submit claims; Assists in making arrangement for deceased; Develops logistical plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation; In consultation with Chief Medical Officer, develops and implements First Aid and basic life support (BLS) training programmers to needs, mission needs; Facilities outside training support and develops refresher programmes with the mission training section; Perform medical briefing for incoming staff; updates monthly medical reports.

Training and coordination:
In consultation with Chief Medical Officer, develops and implements First Aid and BLS training programmes to meet mission needs; Coordinate with the mission training section as medical representative; Facilitates outside training support and develops refresher programmes; Has responsibilities for preparation and updating emergency kits, trauma kits and evacuation kits for doctors, emergency vehicles and strategically places kits in the
facility; Assists in the maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment for the medical section; Provides on-the-job training to medical staff on the use and maintenance of equipment under the care of the Paramedic; Suggests and researches equipment necessary for proper medical support; Prepares requisitions for purchases of items and equipment after obtaining permission; Perform medical briefing for incoming staff; Works on-call status during nights, weekends and holidays as appropriate.

Administration:
Identifies and plans the clinic’s material, supplies and equipment needs and raise requisitions accordingly; Liaise with the Procurement and Supply Sections to establish essential contracts for the mission; Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with the Chief Medical Officer and receiving facilities in home countries; Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation; Advises administration on the requirement for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed; Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims; Assists in arrangements for the deceased; Develops logistics plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation; in consultation with Chief Medical Officer, develops and implements First Aid and BLS training programmes to meet mission needs; Maintains medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies needed for paramedic work to outstations; Arranges medical appointment and examinations to mission personnel; Updates monthly medical reports.Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing. Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations. Knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.Education

Nursing Diploma (B.S. or equivalent) in nursing. National registration and license are required. Technical or vocational certificate as a Resuscitation Nurse/Flight Nurse, Paramedic or Medical Technician or an accredited Diploma Programme is a requirement. Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support is an asset.Work Experience

At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in paramedic, Intensive Care and working in a conflict zone is required. Experience with medical evacuation is desirable. Supervisory experience is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required and knowledge of English is desirable.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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